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India & Vietnam Peoples’ Navy Bilateral Exercise Concludes



India & Vietnam Peoples’ Navy Bilateral Exercise Concludes: Details, Aim, Significance, Highlights

Navies of India and Vietnam held a four-day maritime exercise off Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam with an aim to boost operational cooperation.

India-Vietnam Naval Exercise conduction of the bilateral exercise on an annual basis is expected to give a further fillip to the existing strong bilateral relation between India and Vietnam.

From the Indian side warships, INS Kolkata and INS Shakti participated in the annual exercise, comprising a harbor and a sea phase.

India-Vietnam Naval Exercise was undertaken as a part of the ongoing overseas deployment of eastern fleet ships to South East Asian countries.

India-Vietnam relations were elevated to the level of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016. Enhancing military ties was a key element of talks during the visit of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang to India in March 2018.


Capital: Hanoi

Largest City: Ho Chi Minh City

Official Language: Vietnamese

Currency: đồng (VND)

Prime Minister: Nguyễn Xuân Phúc

President: Tran Dai Quang (21st September 2018)

Acting President & Vice President: Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh


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